Recent Posts

Fiber reinforced composite bridge: Dr Nik

Fiber reinforced composite bridge: Dr Nik

I saw this patient two months ago when she came in to check on a crowned tooth that has been giving her pain. It was root treated and crowned for more than 20 years ago but now it is slightly shaky and painful that patient […]

Chasing after your dream smile: Dr Mawarni

Chasing after your dream smile: Dr Mawarni

Yani is an Indonesian who had worked in Malaysia for a few years. She was not happy with her front dental gap and her loose lower denture. She stayed in Puchong. I was impressed that she was willing to left her house at early hours […]

Treating my lovely, little patient : Dr Mawarni

Treating my lovely, little patient : Dr Mawarni

Rya is my little patient. She is 4 years old this year. She has been my patient ever since she was about 2 years old.

Her parents had made mistakes by pampering her with sugary diet when she was much younger. Hence, she had some cavities at her front teeth.

Rya’s teeth before treatment

With proper oral health education given to her parents and herself, Rya now is motivated in keeping her teeth clean and wanted a beautiful smile.

Her parents had brought her to get the decayed front teeth fixed several times. At her previous visits, she cried and screamed throughout the procedure. Maybe she was still small. So, it was difficult for her to follow my instructions.

Comforting Rya during treatment

It was very tough for me to do a perfect job for her as the composite material used for dental filling is very sensitive to moisture. Therefore, the filling did not last long and dislodged in a few weeks as she could not cooperate.

Recently, Anna, Rya’s mother had started an online business for kids clothing. Rya was one of the models. Unfortunately she could not pose smiling with her teeth seen.

This had drove Anna to bring her again one more time. To my surprise, Rya had improved quite a lot. With the help of 3 nurses holding her during treatment, and some words to calm her, I managed to complete dental fillings of her 4 front teeth.

Prettier smile after treatment đŸ™‚

I pray that this time around, the filings will last until her permanent teeth erupt.

It was always an extra challenge to do children’s teeth. However, it is a great feeling of accomplishment for me as a dentist to see how I could make them smile happily at the end of a successful treatment.

Rya was really happy with her new smile and couldn’t stop smiling đŸ™‚

The key is to not giving up and stay positive. We always reward them with gifts to create a happy environment and experience at the end of the treatment.

Another tip for all parents, do make it a culture to come for your routine dental check up in the family. Most people tend to come only after problem arises. The earlier you start the better as prevention is always better than cure.

 

 

Rya now is a more confident, cheerful and lovely little girl!

I look forward to become her permanent dentist for life! 😘

Building out of almost nothing: Dr Nik

Building out of almost nothing: Dr Nik

I had a very interesting  and challenging case last week that made me thought through a lot of factors in deciding and planning the best possible treatment plan for him. In my appointment schedule, this new patient booked an appointment for extractions and denture. I […]

Beautiful Survivor – Dr. Tan

Beautiful Survivor – Dr. Tan

This sweet looking lady is a cancer survivor. She has completed her chemo and radiotherapy 16years ago. However, it is not advisable for extractions as we worry she might suffer from osteoradionecrosis, a common complication post radiotherapy.   Hence I decided to do what I […]